Hello!

I'M KASS AND I WOULD

LOVE TO DESIGN YOU

SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL

bits of my story

I graduated from the University of San Diego with a BA in art history and a minor in visual arts in 2015. Soon after, I hopped over to London to complete my MA at the Courtauld Institute of Art, focusing on 1900 through mid-century art + design (Bauhaus anyone?). Along the way, I dabbled in subjects from creative advertising to art law to deducing the perfect formula for mastering standby travel.  However, no matter what I studied or where I flew, I would always find myself buried back in Illustrator. Since, I have returned to my home in Southern California to pursue branding work full-time (and still curing the travel bug when I can).

 

Archaeology Design has grown out of this lifelong submersion into studying all things visual: fine arts, advertising, film, art history – you name it – as well as a penchant for philosophy and problem solving. For me, the design process has always been akin to the archaeological search: uncovering something new through both historical and contemporary contexts – as well as advanced visual analysis – in order to assign purposeful meaning in our contemporary world. In this way, we can create solutions that communicate effectively but also offer new lenses: design that is undoubedtly modern while remaining timeless.

When I'm not browsing typefaces or making my usual museum rounds, I can probably be found burying myself in French new wave films, perfecting my morning disco playlist or researching a future trip abroad.

COCKTAIL CONVO 

Location: Corona del Mar (greater Los Angeles)

CURRENT BOOK: The Beautiful Fall: Fashion, Genius, and Glorious Excess in 1970's Paris

LAST MOVIE: Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

Favorite movie: Masculin Féminin / Casino / Nine

REPEAT PLAYLISTS: The Immaculate Collection, Lofi + anything that would have played at Studio 54

HAPPY HOUR: Campari Spritz

IDEAL VACATION: Rome, of course

SIDE PROJECT: Collage Collective leftover from London Days https://www.instagram.com/call_to_kunst/

LET'S TALK DESIGN

In a world learning to fuse the tangible with the digital, it can be confusing where to begin when putting together an event, compiling a new project, or starting a business and are in need of a visual compass. That's where designers come in. Whether you are looking for a branding concept to get started or ongoing collateral items, adaptive social media material, some double-take packaging or even general promotional swag to bring an idea to life, I would love to talk more about your vision and how we can get started making something awesome together. 

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